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PhilaU Industrial Design Students Win Big at evoHaX: Technically Philly

PhilaU industrial design students Alexander Tholl, David Kahn and Adam Hecht won the third evoHaX hackathon with collaborator Eli St. Amour of Saint Joseph’s University, Technically Philly reported May 4. Another PhilaU team, including industrial design student Kyle Thorpe, mechanical engineering

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PhilaU Fashion Show Highlights the Future of Fashion: Her Campus

The 2016 Philadelphia University Fashion Show was an evening filled with professionalism, collaborations on one-of-a-kind textiles and on-point trends, Her Campus reported on the April 28 show. Obey Clothing head designer Mike Ternosky ’00 received the 2016 Spirit of Design Award. …

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PhilaU Honors Mike Ternosky and Student Designers at Fashion Show: Roxborough Review

Philadelphia University fashion design seniors gave their collections a turn on the catwalk and Obey Clothing designer and alumnus Mike Ternosky was honored April 21 at the University’s annual Fashion Show, The Roxborough Review reported April 28.

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Textile Design Alumna Betsy Olmsted Finds Success With Surging Colors: Susquehanna Style

Betsy Olmsted, who received her master’s in textile design at PhilaU, has found success through her use of surging colors and organic, intuitive approach, noted a profile in the May 2016 issue of Susquehanna Style. Olmsted, who designs such things as …

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PhilaU Student Pitches “Smart” Glasses for Hearing Impaired at Venture Fair: Philadelphia Inquirer

Industrial design senior Renee Kakareka pitched her oLIVE Devices smart glasses to help hearing-impaired students at the 18th annual Venture Fair, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported April 27. “A fluent signer and industrial design senior at Philadelphia University, she dreamed up …

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PhilaU Exhibit Showcases History of Bridal Fashion: CBS Philly

A new exhibit at Philadelphia University showcases a century of bridal fashions that mirror the history and social conventions of the times, CBS Philly reported April 18. Reporter Vittoria Woodill interviewed Textile and Costume Collection Curator Marcella Martin and fashion …

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Architecture Students Develop Plans For East Falls Station: Roxborough Review

PhilaU fifth-year architecture students are working with SEPTA and the community to develop plans to rebuild the East Falls train station, The Roxborough Review reported April 19. David Kratzer, associate professor of architecture, said the site is challenging because it …

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PhilaU Students Develop High-Tech Shirt That Monitors Thirst: Verizon News

What if your shirt could monitor your heart rate, tell you when you’re getting dehydrated and keep track of your range of motion during exercise or strenuous activity? Philadelphia University students collaborated with Verizon Emerging Technologies’ team to develop a …

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Fashion Alumna Sarah Boyd Founder of Popular Simply Stylist Platform: Examiner.com

Fashion merchandising and management alumna Sarah Boyd is the founder of the popular Simply Stylist platform for trendy fashionistas, including editors, stylists, designers, bloggers and others in the fashion industry, Examiner.com reported April 14.

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PhilaU Exhibit Celebrates A Century of Bridal Fashions: The Philadelphia Inquirer

A new exhibit showcasing a century of bridal fashions, including a replica of the gown Grace Kelly wore when she married her prince, is on display at Philadelphia University’s Paul J. Gutman Library, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported April 13. The …

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